The Backstreet Boys released their first new single, "It’s Christmas Time Again," several weeks prior to the holiday season. The new tune debuted on iTunes today and it's the first track to feature Kevin Richardson, who rejoined the group in June after parting ways in 2006.
"There aren't that many original holiday songs out there -- which is so crazy to say -- and we really feel we made a timeless contribution to the season and a song our kids kids will be listening to," Nick Carter told AOL Music.
Check out the tune below and let us know what you think.
P.S. Where's your new holiday single, New Kids on the Block? We're waiting ...
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